Postnatal mental health factsheets and resources for women and their families

COPE is committed to providing women and their families with high-quality information about postnatal mental health, and has developed a series of information sheets and resources on postnatal mental health for women and their families.

All information contained in these resources are underpinned by the 2017 National Guideline. The Guideline relies on the latest evidence to recommend the most effective ways to identify, diagnose and treat mental health conditions that women may develop in pregnancy and the postnatal period.

Consumer fact sheet series

Please click on a link to download an information sheet on the corresponding subject:

Postnatal Anxiety

Postnatal Depression

Postpartum Psychosis

Schizophrenia in the Postnatal Period

Bipolar Disorder in the Postnatal Period

Borderline Personality Disorder in the Perinatal Period

There is also a series of fact sheets for women and their families in the antenatal period.

Ready to COPE Guide

If you (or women in your care) are expecting or have recently had a baby, you can also sign (them) up to receive Ready to COPE‘s free emails about your mental and emotional health throughout your journey through pregnancy and the first year of your baby’s life. Check out our FAQ on Ready to COPE to learn more.


See also:

Antenatal mental health fact sheets – information for women and their families

Perinatal mental health fact sheets  – information for health professionals